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July 2018

Ghibli Expo: From Nausicaä to Marnie

July 21 - September 24
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

Admission Adult: ¥1400 High school, college ¥1000 Elementary, junior high school ¥600

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September 2018

Iri and Toshi Maruki: Understanding the Hiroshima Panels

September 8 @ 8:00 am - November 25 @ 5:00 pm
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan

Admission Adult: ¥1000 College: ¥700 High school & seniors: ¥500 Junior high and younger: Free admission on November 3 (National Culture Day) ※ 11月3日(文化の日)は全館無料

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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English Kagura Experience

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Tsunami-Kagura-Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum.

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Kumano Fude Matsuri

September 23
Kumano Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
kumano fude matsuri brush festival

It's all about the calligraphy (and, more recently, make up) brushes at this festival which celebrates Kumano's claim to fame. One of our favorite days out in autumn. Read about the Fude Matsuri here. Read about Kumano Fude Matsuri in the JapanTimes here. See photos from the Fude Matsuri here. See videos from the Fude Matsuri here The official Fude Matsuri site is here (Japanese only, but some nice photos). If you are interested in brush manufacture and calligraphy you might…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Yokohama DeNA Baystars

September 23
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until September 24 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Hiroshima Bus Festival

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hiroshima City Exhibition Hall, 1-14-1 Shoukou Center, Nishi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 733-0833 Japan
Free

If you love your local buses or are looking for some rare souvenirs and interior pieces (how about watching Netflix from your very own love seat ripped from your favorite bus?) the Hiroshima Bus Festival could be the place for you.

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English Kagura Experience

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000

The Prefectural Art Museum located next to Shukkei-en Garden hosts regular performances of Hiroshima Kagura specifically for overseas visitors. As well as a short introduction in English, a screen next to the stage provides simple summaries of what is happening in each act. Best of all, audience members have an opportunity to ask members of the night's kagura troupe questions with the help of an interpreter. The experience finishes with a chance to check out and try on the gorgeous…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Yokohama DeNA Baystars

September 24
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Kangetsu Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥800
moon viewing tea ceremony at shukkei-en garden © Shukkei-en Garden

The end of September is the time for "moon viewing" or kangetsu in Japan and a moon viewing tea ceremony is held in Shukkei-en Garden annually at this time. ¥800 for the (more formal) tea ceremony in a tea house (honseki) ¥600 to take tea in the gardens (nodate) The garden admission fee is also required (adults ¥260) and the garden is open to until 9pm. The neighboring Prefectural Art Museum where the Da Vinci exhibition is currently showing also has…

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English Kagura Experience

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Asakita-Kagura-Troupe

Awesome kagura show with English subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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English Kagura Experience

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Jinrin performed by the Kawakita Kagura Troupe

Kagura performance with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum.

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October 2018

Night Museum Sake Tasting

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

How about spending an autumn evening sipping local sake and viewing some impressionist masterpieces after hours at the Hiroshima Museum of Art?

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English Kagura Experience

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Minamoto no Yorimasa performed by the Suzuhari Kagura Troupe

The Prefectural Art Museum located next to Shukkei-en Garden hosts regular performances of Hiroshima Kagura specifically for overseas visitors. As well as a short introduction in English, a screen next to the stage provides simple summaries of what is happening in each act. Best of all, audience members have an opportunity to ask members of the night's kagura troupe questions with the help of an interpreter. The experience finishes with a chance to check out and try on the gorgeous…

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until October 8 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Hiroshima Minato Marché

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, happening 12 times

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

Open Space between East and West Terminal of Hiroshima Port, Hiroshima Port
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
hiroshima minato marche

Outdoor market in Ujina held every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Fresh local produce and food stalls.  

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Onomichi Akari Matsuri

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Onomichi Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
onomichi akari matsuri

30,000 candles decorate the route up from the water's edge all the way along the Onomichi Sanzan (3 mountain) Route taking in Senkoji-ji, Saikoku-ji and Jyodo-ji as well as many other temples. Live music adds to the atmosphere and several buddhist treasures, usually locked away, are on public display. In the event of rain the event will be postponed until the following day. Unfortunately, the official website is only in Japanese, but you can see photos of the candles in…

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Dubway

October 19 @ 10:00 pm - 5:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

Mugen∞5610, Atsuma Bldg, 1-3 Yagenbori
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0027 Japan
¥1000

Heavyweight dub sounds hosted by the Jah Love is Sweeter Sound System and guests at Mugen every 3rd Friday. Regular Selecters Roots&kazuchang Jah山 DJ Ali jah93  

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

October 21 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until October 28 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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English Kagura Experience

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000

Awesome kagura show with English subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival

October 27 - October 28
Takehara Historical Preservation District, 3 chome, Honmachi
Takehara-shi, Hiroshima-ken 725-0022 Japan
Free

The streets of Takehara's beautiful Edo period historic preservation district are illuminated by bamboo candles for two nights. Photos from a previous event and a write up of the event from 2009 here.   The Takehara Historic Preservation District is 15 minutes walk from Takehara JR Station The candles are lit 17:00-21:00

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English Kagura Experience

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Asakita-Kagura-Troupe

Awesome kagura show with English subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Nocturnal

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Organza, 2F Morimoro Building, 1-4-32 Tokaichi-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0805 Japan

Dark Halloween shenanigans at Organ-za.

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November 2018

Onomichi Betcha Festival

November 1 - November 3
Onomichi Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

When, in 1808, plague was sweeping through the porttown of Onomichi, the lord in control at the time ordered local shrines to perform purification rights in an attempt to ward of the disease. The rights were to be performed over 3 days and two nights and, in addition, an omokoshi portable shrine was carried through the streets with young men dressed a lion and three demons named beta, shouki and soba at the head of the procession.   Today, a…

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